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Councils Free household chemicals "Clean out"

Media release It’s time for your free household chemicals “CleanOut” It’s that time of year, when Lake Macquarie residents get to clean out the garage, garden shed, pool shed and laundry cupboard to dispose of unwanted chemical waste. Lake Macquarie City Council is holding its annual Household Chemical CleanOut at the Teralba Worm Farm from 9am to 3.30pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May. Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said the free waste drop off events are popular with residents who want to remove sensitive materials and they have the added benefit of keeping toxins out of landfill. “The Chemical CleanOut allows residents to dispose of many household waste items that are hazardous and can’t be disposed of through our traditional waste collections,” Dr Howe said. “Some of these items include paints, pesticides, poisons, fire extinguishers, batteries, cleaning fluids, fuel, oils, solvents, acids, alkalis, pool chemicals, gas cylinders and fluorescent globes. “These materials can not go in household bins because they harm the environment if they end up in landfill. They must be disposed of properly.” The CleanOut is jointly funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Lake Macquarie City Council. The service is for households. No commercial quantities will be accepted. For more information, call the Environment Line on 131 555 or visit www.cleanout.com.au. Chemical CleanOut When: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2013 Time: 9am – 3.30pm Where: Teralba Worm Farm, Griffen Road, Teralba Media – Lake Macquarie City Council P: 02 4921 0291 l M: 0481 032 640 l E: media@lakemac.nsw.gov.au l W: www.lakemac.com.au This information is intended for the addressee only. The use, copying or distribution of this message or any information it contains, by anyone other than the addressee is prohibited by the sender.

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